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Cybersecurity Highlights

This section registers the most relevant incidents or public events related to the cybersecurity and information and communication technologies (ICT), in a way that a chronological history of them is available, together with their main links, references and information sources.
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End of support for Windows 7 and 8.1

On 10 January 2023, security and technical support for Windows 7 Extended Security Update (ESU) and 8.1 came to an end. In both cases, support officially ended 3 years ago, but Microsoft decided to...

INCONTROLLER/PIPEDREAM malware targeting ICS/SCADA devices

Several government agencies (DOE, CISA, NSA, and FBI) have issued a joint security advisory to warn about an APT threat, called INCONTROLLER/PIPEDREAM, which has been developed to attack industrial...

Microsoft warns that government-backed cybercriminals gained access to email systems

The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has reported multiple 0-day exploits used by a Chinese state-sponsored threat actor to attack local versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in a...

A threat actor commits a Mimecast certificate

The email management software provider, Mimecast, has reported that one of its issued certificates, intended to authenticate its Mimecast Sync and Recover, Continuity Monitor and IEP (Internal...

Meltdown and Spectre: The vulnerabilities of modern processors

An article in The Register revealed these potential vulnerabilities, initially reporting on their impact on Intel platforms, but later, a group of experts from Google's Project Zero, the companies...